The other three are the Greenback (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eratmochelys imbricata) and Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys Olivacea).
It is a known fact that the turtle population, especially the Leatherback, is dwindling not only due the threat posed by humans but also due to natural factors.
Yet not many know why a handful of people want to save this mammal from extinction.
The head of the Hawksbill Turtle and & Sea Terrapin Conservation for WWF in Melaka, Lau Min Min explains that turtles like others in the animal kingdom play a significant role in maintaining the marine ecological balance.
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